• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph F. Kernan, <i>College Football,</i> oil on canvas, <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> cover, 1932. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>Golfer Lighting a Cigarette,</i> oil on canvas, c.1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Howard Chandler Christy, <i>In the Field,</i> charcoal & watercolor, published in <i>Scribner’s,</i> 1902. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> N.C. Wyeth, <i>Standish Reading,</i> pen & ink, for <i>The Courtship of Miles Standish,</i> 1920. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Johnanna Stewart Mapes, <i>A Fairy Book,</i> conté crayon, for <i>St. Nicholas Magazine,</i> 1907. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Arnold Lobel, pen & ink, for <i>The Frog & Toad Coloring Book,</i> 1981. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Antonio Lopez, <i>Today’s Fashions,</i> study for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1981. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>“I’ll have to go back to the house…I forgot my rubbers…”</i> pen & ink, original 4-panel <i>Peanuts comic,</i> 1960. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Constantin Alajalov, <i>Family Tree,</i> watercolor and gouache, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1938. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
    <b><center>Christie’s<br>Paul Destribats:<br>Une Bibliothèque des Avant-gardes<br>Part III<br>2-3 and 4 February 2021</b>
  • <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Rare 1778 Engraved map of Colonial Philadelphia after George Heap (1714-1752) and Nicholas Scull (1687-1761). $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Author signed and inscribed <i>THE FOUNTAINHEAD,</i> stated First Edition, by Ayn Rand, published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, New York, 1943. $2,000 to $2,400.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851) hand-colored aquatint engraving, "Yellow-billed Magpie, Stellers Jay, Ultramarine Jay and Clark's Crow," Plate Number CCCLXII. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) autograph letter, signed, as President, to Nathan Reid detailing Jackson’s intervention on behalf of Reid's grandson. $1,800 to $2,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Edward Steichen (Luxembourg/American, 1879-1973) portfolio of photographs, "The Early Years 1900-1927, 12 Hand-Gravure Prints" #41/1000, printed in 1981. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, TLS, one-page typed letter on The White House, Washington, D.C., stationary to John Marshall Butler. $1,400 to $1,600.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two Pre-Civil War slave related letters, including one written by Mariah, a female domestic slave of James Vincent Musgrove (1814-1890) to her daughter. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Two author signed and inscribed Ayn Rand related books, including one Rand signed <i>WE THE LIVING,</i> London 1940 edition. $1,000 to $1,200.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> PLAN DE LA VILLE DE MEMPHIS (ETATS-UNIS) 40,000 HABITANTS pen and ink with watercolor hand drawn drainage system map, circa 1870. $700 to $900.
    <center><b>Case Antiques<br>Two-Day Winter Auction<br>Jan. 30 & 31, 2021</b>
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> Scarce Mezzotint portrait of Thomas Pownall, Colonial Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (1757-1760) and South Carolina (1760). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> VIEW OF NORFOLK FROM COSPORT, VIRGINIA, John Hill, engraver, after John Shaw (U.K., 1776-1832). $600 to $700.
    <b>Case Antiques, Jan. 30-31:</b> THE BURNING OF THE MERCHANT'S EXCHANGE, NEW YORK CITY -THE GREAT FIRE OF DECEMBER, 1835. Scarce color lithograph, a 1909 reissue of the original 1836 print. $500 to $700.

Auction Update Review

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It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas

For the week ended Saturday December 13th 47 auctions were archived to the AED, 2 in Swiss francs, 20 in euros, 6 in British pounds, and 19 in US dollars.  Turnover was $21,627,785 as 18,139 lots were offered and 12,949 sold for a 71.4% success rate.  These are numbers that no longer surprise.

8 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars:

Sothebys. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on December 9th: $2,985,795
Binoche et Giquello. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 2 on November 16th: $2,367,181
Koller Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on December 6th: $1,793,233
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on November 28th: $1,713,916
Christies. Antiquarian Books, Art Books and Manuscripts on December 9th: $1,363,272
Arader Galleries. From Sea to Shining Sea: Art of America on December 6th: $1,232,537
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on December 9th: $1,140,310
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment on December 6th: $1,133,321

10 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered:

Binoche et Giquello. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 2 on November 16th: 460.84%
Ader. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts on December 4th: 332.24%
Ader. Art of the Orient on December 3rd: 232.94%
Waverly Auctions. Maps & Atlases, Autographs, Rare Books, Fine Bindings, First Editions, Press Books, Americana and Ar on December 4th: 178.94%
Rossini. Collection dont Ancienne Provenance Galerie de France - Prints on December 2nd: 147.37%
PIASA. Prints - Petiet Collection on December 4th: 135.19%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Books, Maps, Prints on December 9th: 126.22%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. 16th Annual Fine Arts Sale - Prints on December 5th: 122.02%
Koller Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on December 6th: 121.77%
De Baecque and Associes. Antiquarian and Modern Books on December 4th: 118.82%


13 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell:

Binoche et Giquello. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 2 on November 16th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. The Garth Williams Estate Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs on December 10th: 100.00%
Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on December 6th: 100.00%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Modern & Contemporary Fine and Decorative Arts on December 6th: 100.00%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Basquiat, Medical, Hemingway, etc. on December 7th: 100.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/30 on December 7th: 98.48%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. Ephemera, Advertising, Collectibles and Books on September 4th: 94.30%
Waverly Auctions. Maps & Atlases, Autographs, Rare Books, Fine Bindings, First Editions, Press Books, Americana and Ar on December 4th: 93.89%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/30 on December 7th: 92.91%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. 16th Annual Fine Arts Sale - Prints on December 5th: 87.10%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. FALL AMERICANA, DECORATIVE ARTS & BOOK AUCTION on October 25th: 86.36%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 84.91%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on December 10th: 81.64%


47 total sales reported this week:

Waverly Auctions. Maps & Atlases, Autographs, Rare Books, Fine Bindings, First Editions, Press Books, Americana and Ar on December 4th: 93.89%
Ader. Letters and Autograph Manuscripts on December 4th: 75.06%
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Fine Prints on December 11th: 75.19%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Autographs, Manuscripts and Documents on December 11th: 75.00%
Ader. Art of the Orient on December 3rd: 75.00%
Heritage Auctions. The Garth Williams Estate Weekly Internet Rare Books and Autographs on December 10th: 100.00%
Old World Auctions. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 11/5 on November 19th: 77.20%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. Ephemera, Advertising, Collectibles and Books on September 4th: 94.30%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. FALL AMERICANA, DECORATIVE ARTS & BOOK AUCTION on October 25th: 86.36%
Bonhams. Entertainment Memorabilia on December 10th: 62.14%
Bonhams. Russian Books and Photographs on December 10th: 11.98%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on December 10th: 81.64%
Heritage Auctions. Entertainment on December 6th: 71.29%
Henri Godts Books and Prints Auctions. Books, Maps, Prints on December 9th: 75.96%
Alaska Auction. Books and Prints on December 6th: 100.00%
Binoche et Giquello. Extraordinary collection of the Prince's Palace of Monaco - Day 2 on November 16th: 100.00%
Binoche et Giquello. The Library of Jean C. on December 5th: 47.86%
Binoche et Giquello. Maps and Antiquarian Books on November 7th: 45.38%
National Book Auctions. Books, Art and Ephemera - Basquiat, Medical, Hemingway, etc. on December 7th: 100.00%
Winter Associates. Prints, Baseball Memorabilia, and Books on December 8th: 61.36%
Sothebys. English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations on December 9th: 58.60%
Christies. Antiquarian Books, Art Books and Manuscripts on December 9th: 64.13%
Bonhams. Prints and Multiples on December 9th: 55.97%
Artcurial. Books and Manuscripts on December 9th: 40.95%
Bubb Kuyper. Books, Manuscripts, Prints on November 28th: 67.51%
Arader Galleries. From Sea to Shining Sea: Art of America on December 6th: 72.59%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints and Photographs on December 9th: 50.00%
Bruun Rasmussen. Modern and Contemporary Prints on December 9th: 66.67%
Bruun Rasmussen. Old Master Prints on December 8th: 55.56%
ALDE. Selected Books on December 8th: 74.23%
Bloomsbury Auctions. Salvador Dali Editions on December 8th: 50.85%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Modern & Contemporary Fine and Decorative Arts on December 6th: 100.00%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. 16th Annual Fine Arts Sale - Prints on December 5th: 87.10%
Vermot de Pas. Comic Strips, Original Prints, Animation on December 6th: 44.16%
Koller Auctions. Modern and Contemporary Prints on December 6th: 76.54%
Tajan. Psychedelic Posters on December 5th: 58.76%
Aguttes. Contemporary Art -Photos on December 5th: 40.91%
PIASA. Prints - Petiet Collection on December 4th: 78.91%
De Baecque and Associes. Antiquarian and Modern Books on December 4th: 76.34%
Koller Auctions. Modern Prints on December 4th: 67.86%
Rossini. Collection dont Ancienne Provenance Galerie de France - Prints on December 2nd: 77.14%
Tooveys. Prints on December 3rd: 57.14%
Galerie Bassenge. Photography on December 3rd: 63.46%
Eldreds. Fall Asian Art Auction on December 5th: 72.00%
Heritage Auctions. Comics - Internet bidstart 11/30 on December 7th: 98.48%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 11/30 on December 7th: 92.91%
Heritage Auctions. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 11/27 on December 4th: 84.91%

For the week ahead 27 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Dec. 15th
Pandolfini. Florence . Old Prints, Old and Modern Books. 337 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. The George J. Kramer Collection: U.S. Domestic Mails 1776-1869. 138 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Old Master Prints. 12 lots

Tue. Dec. 16th
Bolaffi Ambassador Auctions. Milan. Rare Books and Autographs. 1100 lots
Aguttes. Neuilly-sur-Seine . Books.
Dorotheum . Vienna. Autographs. 314 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Historical Auction. 251 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 101 lots

Wed. Dec. 17th
Pierre Berge and Associes. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 5 lots
ALDE. Paris. Letters and Original Manuscripts. 444 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 540 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Antiquarian Books. 550 lots
Bonhams. New York. The Art of Fashion Photography. 102 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Morris Everett, Jr. Collection. 1 lots
Robert Siegel Galleries. New York. U.S., Possessions, and Confederate Postal History. 509 lots
Sothebys. London. Daughter of History: Mary Soames and the Legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. 52 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. Travel Posters from the Julius Paul Collection & A California Collection of Literary Posters. 393 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. A Celebration of Music. 165 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. The Golden Goose Press Archives - The Beat Generation. 1 lots

Thu. Dec. 18th
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Children's and Illustrated Books. 371 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Rare Books - Internet bidstart 12/14.
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Americana with the Jess Jones Collection of Californiana & Pictorial Letter Sheets. 312 lots
Sothebys. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 180 lots
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Animation - Day 1. 542 lots

Fri. Dec. 19th
Profiles in History. Calabasas Hills. Animation - Day 2. 536 lots

Sun. Dec. 21st
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics - Internet bidstart 12/14.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters - Internet bidstart 12/14.

The fall season will soon be silent as snowflakes.  Best of luck this week and, if your attention will soon shift to more personal matters, let me wish you our best,

 

Bruce McKinney

AE

  • <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Schedel (Hartmann). <i>Liber Chronicarum,</i> first edition, Nuremberg, Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 1493. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Greek Orthodox Church].- <i>Menaion,</i> manuscript in Greek, on paper, in Greek letters, [Eastern Mediterranean], [c. 1400]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> American Revolution.- Loyalist's cow powder horn, engraved with the cypher "GR" for George III surmounted by a crown, an inscription, and on reverse an engraving of the "North River" [Hudson River], 1777. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Illuminated prayer book.- <i>Maria Carcer y Trigueros... Santa Misa y Oraciones,</i> illuminated manuscript in Spanish, on paper, [c. 1850]. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Hardy (Thomas). <i>The Mayor of Casterbridge,</i> 2 vol., first edition in book form, original cloth, 1886. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> [Austen (Jane)]. <i>Emma: A Novel,</i> first edition, Printed for John Murray, 1816. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Brontë (Charlotte). <i>Jane Eyre. An Autobiography,</i> 3 vol., first edition, Smith, Elder and Co., 1847. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Cruikshank (George). <i>The Road to the Derby,</i> one of two proof copies, Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1882. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Meunier (Charles, binder).- Gruel (Leon). <i>Manuel Historique et Bibliographique de l'Amateur de Reliures,</i> 2 vol., Paris, 1887.-1905. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>and Works on Paper<br>28 January 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Burne-Jones (Sir Edward). <i>The Work of Edward Burne-Jones,</i> edited by Philip Burne-Jones, one of 200 copies, [c.1900]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Nazraeli Press.- <i>Six by Six,</i> 36 vol. [a complete set], one of 100 sets, each with signed photograph, Portland, Or., 2010-16. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Jan. 28:</b> Australasia.- Péron (Francois) and Freycinet. <i>Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes,</i> 5 vol. including Atlas, second edition, Paris, 1824. £6,000 to £8,000.